Pixar Animation Studios’ latest movie is coming to Disney+ this week.
After concluding its theatrical run, Disney+ subscribers will get access to Lightyear starting Wednesday, Aug. 3. The Toy Story prequel follows the origin story of Buzz Lightyear, voiced by Avengers alum Chris Evans for the occasion. The cast also features Keke Palmer, Dale Soules, and Taika Waititi as a group of ambitious recruits. Meanwhile, Peter Sohn voices Buzz’s robot companion, Sox. Other cast members include Uzo Aduba, James Brolin, Mary McDonald-Lewis, as well as Efren Ramirez, and Isiah Whitlock Jr.
“The definitive origin story of Buzz Lightyear, the hero who inspired the toy, Lightyear follows the legendary Space Ranger after he’s marooned on a hostile planet 4.2 million light-years from Earth alongside his commander and their crew,” says the official synopsis. “As Buzz tries to find a way back home through space and time, he’s joined by a group of ambitious recruits and his charming robot companion cat, Sox. Complicating matters and threatening the mission is the arrival of Zurg, an imposing presence with an army of ruthless robots and a mysterious agenda.”
Lightyear is a sci-fi action-adventure film that hails from director and veteran Pixar animator Angus MacLane (Finding Dory). Galyn Susman (Toy Story 4, Ratatouille) produced. Michael Giacchino is also serving as its composer.
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